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473,898 people sought individual therapy help in North Carolina in the last year

Discover how starting individual therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, +4 more

I am passionate about partnering with others in their pursuit of mental wellness because of the peace I have found on my own journey, but I understand... I am passionate about partnering with others in their pursuit of mental wellness because of the peace I have found on my own journey, but I understand that each path is unique. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Anxiety, Depression

As a clinician with a background in multiple settings, I am able address a variety of clinical needs.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, +4 more

This journey called life is filled with many adventures, some good and some bad. I am glad you chose me to help you navigate through your path.

Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for individual therapy?

Molly: My go-to approach for helping people in individual therapy is to first get to know them by exploring their values and their vision for a meaningful life, then addressing discrepancies in their thoughts, emotions, quality of relationships, and how their time is spent. I find the best benefit in increasing flexibility in thinking because it can help people accept and feel better about things that they can't change and find the agency to make changes in ways they didn't know they could.

Jess: In individual therapy, my go-to approach is to put the client & their needs & preferences first! I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy; I find that taking pieces from various different techniques & using the ones that best fit my clients' needs give the best therapeutic outcomes. I enjoy learning about my clients, their needs, & their preferences for therapy & taking a collaborative approach to help them reach their treatment goals.

: I understand how daunting it can be to address your mental health. For this reason, my approach is to look at how we can set small, manageable goals to help you move toward your bigger goals. You may not get there overnight, but slow progress is often the best progress because it's what leads to sustainable change.

What tools do you teach in individual therapy?

Molly: I teach the following tools in individual therapy:

  • Identifying emotions: Being mindful of body cues and developing language to label nuanced feelings
  • Distress tolerance (coping skills/grounding techniques): Finding ways to do something different to change feelings or distract from them/grounding oneself in the here and now versus what is going on in the mind
  • CBT techniques: Thinking about things in a different way to change how you feel about them or doing things differently to cultivate more positive emotions
  • Assertiveness and boundaries: Improving one's ability to recognize their needs and wants, communicate them effectively to others, and recognize when to walk away from a relationship when someone can't or won't provide what they need

Jess: I teach the following in individual therapy:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: Skills to challenge negative & irrational thoughts, ways to identify cognitive distortions, how emotions/behaviors/thoughts all impact each other
  • Emotion regulation: Ways to control emotions rather than let your emotions control you
  • Distress tolerance: How to cope with difficult scenarios in a less reactive way
  • Interpersonal effectiveness: Ways to build/maintain healthy relationships with yourself & others
  • Mindfulness/grounding techniques: Ways to stay present in what is happening now
  • Communication skills: How to effectively express yourself & your needs to other people along with how to effectively hear other people when they express their needs to you
  • Attachment style information: Information on the 4 different attachment styles, how they are formed, & how they impact us in our adult lives/relationships

: Here are some examples of tools I teach and encourage you to use:

  • Deep breathing: It may be cliché to tell someone to “take a deep breath,” but there's a reason for that: it works! Taking slow, deep breaths through your diaphragm is a very effective way to calm your body down during times of high stress.
  • Grounding techniques: These are exercises that help tune you into your senses. The purpose of doing this is to redirect your mind away from negative thoughts and feelings and help you regain control when your mind is pulling you in a bad direction.
  • Journaling: Keeping a journal is a great way to process and organize your thoughts, which can make your stress less overwhelming and help you gain new insights into how to address life's challenges.
  • Cognitive reframing: This is the process of examining the way your mind naturally interprets things and challenging some of your unhelpful thought patterns. Our minds can often be our own worst enemies, and this skill can help you turn yours into more of an ally!
  • Assertive communication: Learning to communicate assertively will help you learn to express your needs and set appropriate boundaries in a healthy, respectful way. This is a crucial process in navigating conflicts and resolving disagreements.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in individual therapy?

Molly: I know a client is making meaningful progress in therapy when they begin to question their ingrained patterns of thinking and push themselves to behave in new ways. I also like to use measurable indicators like questionnaires about the frequency and intensity of their symptoms.

Jess: I'm able to tell my clients are making meaningful progress in individual therapy when they are able to point out moments of growth that they have had, versus me being the one showing them. They are able to say “Hey! I did that!” or “I had a moment when...” & acknowledge & praise themselves.

: I know a client is making meaningful progress in therapy when they express an enhanced sense of well-being, happiness, and resilience toward managing life's challenges. This is often reflected in lower overall stress levels, increased self-awareness, better communication skills, and healthier daily habits.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement individual therapy?

Molly: Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by creating weekly mini-goals or challenges to put into practice one thing they take away from each session, speaking to others with whom they feel comfortable about their new ways of thinking or behaving, and reading books or listening to podcasts that address the issues they are experiencing.

Jess: There are so many ways clients can supplement their time in individual therapy, not the least of which is taking care of their physical health. Physical & mental health go hand-in-hand & they each impact each other. Reading books on personal growth, doing things that fill them up & are growth-promoting for them as an individual, & things that help them feel secure in who they are are also really great things to do to help supplement therapy!

: Clients can supplement their time in individual therapy by prioritizing what they enjoy! If you are unsure what this is, we will explore that together, and how you can realistically implement it into your life.

What should someone do to prepare for starting individual therapy?

Molly: To prepare for your first individual therapy session, you can ensure that you will be able to make time in your schedule to prioritize yourself and consider the problems you are experiencing and how you want your life to be different.

Jess: To prepare for starting therapy, you can think about what you want to achieve throughout your time in therapy. What goals do you want to work toward? Coming into your first session knowing what you're struggling with and what you want to work toward is a great first step!

: To prepare for your first therapy session, I encourage you to think about what you want things to look like at the end of treatment, what steps will need to be taken to get there, and what sorts of barriers may be getting in the way of those steps. This can include barriers in your environment as well as within yourself.

Starting Individual therapy

What is individual therapy?

Individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, allows people to engage in private sessions with a skilled therapist, counselor, or psychologist. The core objective of individual therapy is to establish a secure and confidential setting where they can openly discuss whatever emotional, psychological, or behavioral challenges you face. Through these one-on-one sessions, the client and therapist work together to delve into, comprehend, and ultimately find solutions for the issues at hand in their life.

How does individual therapy work?

Individual therapy unfolds in a structured process, commencing with an initial assessment in which the therapist gathers essential information about your history, concerns, and objectives. Together, you and your therapist collaboratively establish specific, attainable goals for your sessions, which can encompass symptom alleviation, personal development, or finding solutions to particular challenges.

Can individual therapy help me?

Yes, individual therapy, also known as individual-counseling, at Thriveworks can help you to improve your mental health and overall quality of life.

Is individual therapy conducted in person or online?

Individual therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and via Online therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does individual therapy last?

The duration of your individual therapy sessions will vary. The decision on the number and frequency of sessions is typically collaboratively determined by the client and therapist.

How much does individual therapy cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Charlotte
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Read more I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Jennifer Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Clarissa is a true professional and I love working with her!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Read more Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Read more Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Charlotte Feb 2022
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I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Charlotte Oct 2021
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I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Read more I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Charlotte Feb 2021
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I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Read more I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Charlotte Jan 2021
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Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Read more Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Charlotte Apr 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Charlotte is near the corner of Park Road and Woodlawn Road. We are across the street from Starbucks and Exxon. Sharonview Federal Credit Union is the building next to our office.

Phone number

(980) 217-6901

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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